The Kremlin spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, has accused America of trying to whip up hysteria over a possible Ukraine invasion.  Peskov said that America has been accusing Russia of unusual border activities near Ukraine. Peskov said that he wanted NATO to stop building up military near Russia and that they should stop giving Ukraine modern equipment.

I think that this is Russia’s way of trying to appeal to their own people and make America look bad. This may also be an attempt to have NATO lower its  guard a bit. This will weaken relationships between NATO members and Russia. This will have the largest negative effect on America and Russian relations.